Furmint

Name of varietal: Furmint

Common synonyms: Most common are Sipon, Mosler, Moslavac Bijeli and Zapfner with dozens more derivations of those spellings.

Parentage of the grape: indigenous to either Hungary or Italy

History of the grape: Exact details of Furmint’s origins are a bit murky. It is known that Hungarian King Bela IV ordered the planting of Furmint after most of the country’s vineyards were devastated by the Mongolian invasion in the 13th century. Whether the grape originated there before or was brought over from northern Italy during this mass replanting is unclear. The name of the grape derives from the word “froment,” part of the Latin “fromentum,” meaning “wheat,” (referring to its golden-tan color). What we know for sure is this is the primary blending grape of the spectacular Hungarian dessert wine, Tokaji (along with a small percentage of Harslevelue and sometimes Muscat). Its thin skins make it highly susceptible to Botrytis cinerea Read more »

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  • Snoother - wine from Tokaj is most definitely not red. It's made all or mostly from Furmint, which is a white grape. The reason that's got a buttery taste is mostly because of the barrels. The amount of diacetyl from the grapes, which is the compound that gives it a buttery quality, is limited. How much you get depends on the amount in the grape... Read More

    Forum post in the topic My search for a Red


  • I broke my SIWBM. Held off for over a month. I was pretty proud of myself. The ... buying the DRC Alder Springs Furmint. I told him probably not but when the Dirty and Rowdy offer hit my inbox this afternoon I couldn't resist. Grabbed a couple. I'll save one for next time we get together Ro Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Please excuse the drift but Fox, your Burmatown restaurant reference just ... ... Királyudvar Tokaji Furmint Sec.  I posted about the 2012 in the "...Completely different" thread (hey, which was also stolen from a Monty Python skit) and this is very much in line with my previous notes, if maybe a tiny touch sweete Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Yes welcome.  I admit I lost a little in the meaning of some of your ... ... be happy to know that the furmint grape is widely liked here.  How do feel about the directive to stop the making of 3 and 4 Puttonyos level of sweetness and only make the 5 and 6 levels?&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • A new year provides the perfect opportunity to try new things, but how far will ... ... RedmondENOFYLZ Wine BlogFurmintFor those unfamiliar with Furmint, I highly recommend kick-starting the new year with this white grape variety. Furmint is native to the Tokaj region of Hungary. It is the main grape used in making the world-famous and delicio... Read More

    From the article These New Wave Wine Grapes Are Really Catching On


  • I actually know most of the wines. And I'd go with Hungarian wine since ... the fish too, as would the Furmint. Sauska is really based in Villány, on the other side of Hungary, but he has property in Tokaj too. He lived in the US for a while and worked with the Dept of Defense for a time before he went back to Hungary to establish a winery.For... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Matching Challenge 5: what...


  • Mad Tokaji Furmint Dry 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Tokaji Furmint for a dry white, though I'm not sure what the ideal pairing here is, it would seem hard to go wrong. Villanyi Merlot would be my pick off the list for reds. Crispy roast duck looks nice, maybe better suited for a red Burgundy.Tokaji 5 Puttonyos afterward.Didnt notice this restaurant was in London, bummer.   Read More

    Forum post in the topic Matching Challenge 5: what...


  • Haven't put up one of these in awhile. This time will make things more specific and real, in that you will need to imagine you're hosting a meal at this restaurant in London's Soho. It's something I did a few times during my period of busy London business visits at the end of the '80s through early last decade. The first time I sweated a bit bec... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Matching Challenge 5: what...


  • Botris Late Harvest 2013

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    Color of gold and pale AmberThe nose is very elegant, clean and fresh. yellow flowers , tropical fruit and honey, but not too sweet , crisp and juicy but not too acidic. The most interesting is the high level of Vulcanic minerality . The wine is very elegant , balanced and harmonious with charming expression Tokay aftertaste Read More

    Wine review by jcthomas44


  • Is there anywhere in the United States that sells furmint vines? pavel314@comcast.net

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